Dr. Brian Bergamaschi is a research biogeochemist with the USGS California Water Science Center and adjunct Faculty at California State University Sacramento.
Brian received a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, where he specialized in analyzing the sources and fates of natural organic material in the environment. His main interests are in understanding processes of carbon and nutrient cycling in aquatic environments and related biogeochemical processes. His particular interest is developing methods to quantify interactions between physical and biogeochemical processes. His research ranges in scale from light-mediated molecular transformations, to tidally driven wetland exchange, to effects of changing continental-scale nutrient fluxes on coastal carbon processes. His current projects largely focus on aquatic biogeochemical processes, aquatic habitat quality and carbon cycling in aquatic systems.
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsBergamaschi, B.A. and Hedges, J.I. (1995) A Multichambered Apparatus for HF Solvolysis Experiments - Reaction of Cellulose HF Solvolysis Products with Acetic-Acid and Acetic-Anhydride. Carbohydrate Research 267, 115-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/0008-6215(94)00279-OHedges, J.I., Bergamaschi, B.A. and Benner, R. (1994) Comparative Analyses of DOC and DON in Natural Water - Erratum (Vol 41, Pg 121, 1989). Marine Chemistry 46, 407-408. https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-4203(94)90035-3Hedges, J.I., Bergamaschi, B.A. and Benner, R. (1993) Comparative Analyses of DOC and DON in Natural Water. Marine Chemistry 41, 121-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-4203(93)90110-AHopkinson, C., Cifuentes, L., Burdige, D., Fitzwater, S., Hansell, D., Henrichs, S., Kahler, P., Koike, I., Walsh, T. and Bergamaschi, B. (1993) Measurement of Dissolved Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in Natural Waters - DON Subgroup Report. Marine Chemistry 41, 23-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-4203(93)90103-UHedges, J.I. and Bergamaschi, B.A. (1992) Seawater Carbon Measurement. Nature 359, 202-202. https://doi.org/DOI 10.1038/359202a0